September 9, 2016
That was a rhetorical question. Sailors from all over come to the Annapolis docks for the United States Sailboat Show, so we know you’re excited! We are too. There will be shows, seminars and parties galore from October 6th to October 10th, and there’s a little something for every type of sailor.
Here’s a bit of what you can expect:
Premier Launch Party: The launch party will kick off the show with island music, food, cocktails, prizes and more.
First Sail Workshops: This workshop is for the newbies. This course will teach the fundamentals of sailing over two and a half hours.
VIP Preview Day: Sailors will have the chance to preview the latest and greatest in industry products, new boats and technology. You can interact with exhibitors and take advantage of special pricing.
High Performance Racing Section: Adrenaline-craving sailors can witness firsthand the awe of high performance sailboats in this special venue.
For those coming into town and in need of a hotel near Annapolis city dock, book with the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis! We’re located near the Chesapeake Bay, so you don’t have to think twice about a frustrating commute. If you’re also interested in exploring other parts of the city, we’re close to tons of great things to do in Annapolis – that is if you’re up for it after being out by the water all day.
This is your Annapolis trip, and we want you to take full advantage. Enjoy the show, enjoy the city, and enjoy an accommodating stay with the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis.
September 7, 2016
Get ready to sing, hum and keep a consistent foot tap with the city’s newest jazzical “Ella and Louis.” Created by Trent Armand Kendall, this musical follows jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald through a world full of endearing experiences and soul-touching musical numbers.
The show stars Broadway professionals Natasha Yvette Williams and Trent Armand Kendall as Ella and Louis respectively. As both the writer and leading man, this project is especially dear to Kendall whose credits run the gamut from TV, radio and theater.
Guests can expect to hear songs like Stepping Out, Too Marvelous For Words, A Tisket A Tasket and What A Wonderful World to name a few. The show will be held at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on September 25th at 7pm. Get your tickets now!
And while you’re at it, don’t forget about the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis! Our downtown Annapolis hotel can make your night out on the town complete! We’re located close to the best restaurants in Annapolis so that pre (or post) show meal is not a problem. We offer plush and comfortable bedding that gives way to your perfect sleeping position. And with iconic jazz tunes still in your head, feel free to sing yourself right to sleep…you know, we’d encourage it actually. It sounds heavenly.
September 5, 2016
Can you believe the summer is practically over? The kids are back in school, and you’re this close to tucking those summer essentials away. But wait! Don’t close up the box just yet because there’s still one last shindig to enjoy.
The city of Annapolis will be having its Craft Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, September 17th, and we think it’s the perfect end-of-the-season closer. The festival will feature more than 100 select beers from regional and national breweries. There will be live music, engaging and informative seminars and tasty food all day long and all for your enjoyment. Expect to hear music from artists like Jeremy Ragsdale, Michael McHenry and Sparks, Raymond and McCoy.
There’s even something for those budding beer enthusiasts who want to get their feet wet. The Craft Beer 101 seminar will teach guests all the basics and fundamentals of the industry. You must register for the seminars on the day of, so be sure to get there early and secure your spot.
The event will be held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and tickets range from $10 to $40. A ticket gets you a souvenir beer mug and all the samples you can handle at the brewery tents.
For those traveling in from out of town or those locals who simply want to make it a weekend event, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis is the obvious choice. Our affordable Annapolis hotel offers everything you need to make your experience memorable.
We know you’re going to be tired after drinking and dancing all day, so we’d suggest taking a soak in our relaxing Whirlpool tubs to wind down. If you’d rather keep the fun going, however, we’re also in close proximity to the top Annapolis attractions and eateries.
However you want to end your summer is completely up to you. If you want to go out with a bang (and a beer) though, book with us and go to the Craft Beer and Music Festival. You won’t regret it!
August 22, 2016
Here at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis, we sure are! We’re proud supporters of Navy Football, and just like you, we’re gearing up for game day!
The first football game of the season will be Saturday, September 3rd at Noon. This gives you ample time to get your tickets, grab your favorite gear and book your hotel stay if you’re visiting from out of town!
If you haven’t, however, we’ve got you covered. Our affordable Annapolis hotel offers everything you need for a relaxing stay. We’ve got free parking, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. We’ve got accommodating rooms, relaxing Whirlpool tubs and even a large work desk for when you just can’t ignore that email. Trust us, our hotel near the U.S. Naval Academy works to satisfy all your needs. This way, you can focus all your attention on your favorite player and the big game.
Here’s a bit of this season’s schedule:
Saturday, September 3rd:
vs Fordham (Annapolis, MD)
Saturday, September 10th
vs UConn (Annapolis, MD)
Saturday, September 17th
vs Tulane (New Orleans, LA)
Saturday, October 1st
vs Air Force (Colorado Springs, CO)
And if you need to stock up on your favorite gear, be sure to visit NavyGear.com to proudly represent on opening day.
Get your tickets and your room today!
August 15, 2016
You’ve been looking for something new – something special for the one you love. Well, people of Annapolis, look no further. We’ve got your next date night covered. Renowned saxophonist Kim Waters is headed to the city, and tickets are on sale now!
Kim Waters is known as one of the top jazz musicians of his time because of his ability to please both his fans and critics alike. His mixture of emotion, romance and intellect in his music has garnered him the nickname the “romantic pied piper” and brought him more than 13 Number 1 hits.
He’ll be performing at Rams Head on Stage on Friday, August 26th, and we think you should make a night of it!
Allow yourself to be serenaded by the smooth sounds of his saxophone then head to the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis to continue your pampering. Our affordable hotel offers plush bedding and premium cable if you and your beau want to cuddle up with a good movie. If you’d rather relish in the aftermath of Kim Waters a bit longer, however, we also provide relaxing Whirlpool tubs for you to soak, sway and sing all the melodies you desire.
Wake up to complimentary hot breakfast and hit the town for another amazing adventure. Our downtown Annapolis hotel puts you in close proximity to the best attractions and restaurants, including Chesapeake Bay.
Book your room, reserve your tickets, and get ready for an awesome experience.
August 8, 2016
Where did the summer go, am I right?! It’s like we blinked, and it was August already. But don’t lose hope just yet! There’s still time to throw on your favorite sunglasses and perfect that beautiful bronzed glow. No, we’re not talking about taking a dip in the pool or lounging on the beach. We’re talking about a road trip, silly! Imagine it: you’re riding with the windows down, music blasting and the wind gently caressing your skin. It’s magical.
Sounds nice, doesn’t it? We know. Hop in your car and head our way! We’ll even contribute to your gas fund.
Our Gas and Go Deal at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis offers you an affordable hotel stay plus a $25 gas card. This means you can stop in to not only rest and re-group, but also to cash in on a pretty sweet deal.
Our hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast every morning and free parking. We’re located near the best Annapolis restaurants like P.F. Changs and Cooper’s Hawk and can even help you unwind with our relaxing Whirlpool bathtubs.
And once you’re rested and all gassed up, be sure to take the scenic route by Chesapeake Bay to see the beauty of historic downtown Annapolis.
Summer isn’t over yet. Take advantage of our great deal and book today!
July 15, 2016
It’s summertime, Annapolis. The sun is shining, and exciting opportunities are in abundance – one of which is the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. The theatre has been entertaining and producing plays for its residents for the last 50 years, and if that’s not a good enough reason to support, read below for 3 more!
1 – RENT IS NOW PLAYING!
Yes, catch this classic tale about young artists struggling to survive in New York City until July 23rd. There’s the HIV/AIDS crisis, passionate dreamers, song and dance, and groundbreaking story to push this famous play along for its 20th anniversary.
DCMetro Theater Arts called the show “a powerful, heartfelt and entertaining celebration of creativity and youth.”
Get your tickets now!
2 – ASGT IS A STAPLE OF THE COMMUNITY
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre has provided a unique outdoor platform every summer since 1966. Located in the heart of downtown Annapolis, the theater knows and respects its community. There’s no paid staff so every show relies on the commitment and dedication of donors, patrons and volunteers. Together, everyone works on one accord to give life to the “theatre under the stars.”
3 – THE THEATER IS JUST MILES FROM OUR ACCOMMODATING HOTEL
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is located near our affordable Annapolis hotel. We’re not trying to plan your special date night or anything (*wink*) but a night of timeless theater, dinner at one of the best restaurants in Annapolis and a relaxing and comfortable hotel stay doesn’t sound too shabby to us.
Book your reservations now to make this a summer you won’t forget!
July 11, 2016
…If you answered “no,” we’ve got just the opportunity. This Friday, the 15th, head over to Rams Head on Stage for Die Laughing Productions’ Sing For Your Life experience.
Imagine this: you’re doing a taping for “Karaoke Krown,” a show that selects the best singer and crowns the winner, but before you can rightfully claim your prize, you must first solve a murder! Sing For Your Life is described as “part TV singing show and part live karaoke night.” There are both speaking and singing parts available for the show, so all Annapolis performers are welcomed and encouraged! Tickets are on sale now, and doors open at 7pm.
This is a great chance to explore your inner thespian while enjoying your summer in Annapolis. And while you’re at it, living your best life and all, why not visit The Bay too? Our hotel near Chesapeake Bay is perfectly located near all the excitement you can handle, and we offer ultra-comfy bedding for when you simply need to rest from all the sailing, singing and mystery solving of the day!
July 8, 2016
It’s summer time, you’re starting to worry your routine is getting stale, and you’re dying to get out into the city to support local businesses, right? We know. You’re now wondering how we read your mind that easily – well that’s because we’re something like psychics over here, and it’s our job to give you exactly what you need!
HERE Pop-Up Shop, a local initiative that connects consumers with Maryland-based artists, designers and entrepreneurs, will set up camp at 209 West Street in Annapolis from July 8th to the 17th. They will be open every day from 10am-6pm, so that gives you plenty of time to peruse (and purchase) some of their goodies.
You can expect to see items like custom wine glasses, earrings and necklaces and even affirming prints that remind you of your awesomeness. If you aren’t local to the area, you can also shop online and have your items shipped directly to you.
For those looking to add some flair and fun to their Annapolis summer, HERE Pop-Up Shop is the place to be. For those who want to really take advantage and make it a full Annapolis getaway, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis is the place to be! With amenities like free breakfast and Wi-Fi, plush bedding and special military discounts, our affordable hotel will provide you with everything you need – psychic, remember?
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June 21, 2016
Mali Music, Grammy- nominated, soulful, singer/songwriter Mali Music, is coming to the city! Here’s some helpful info:
- Before he was a teen and without any formal training, he was behind the keyboard at his local Savannah, Georgia church playing for the members
- He signed with RCA Records after a breakout performance at the BET Music Awards on the “Music Matters” stage
- His album Mali Music was released to critical acclaim with CCM Magazine saying it “overflows with velvety vocals and smooth grooves.”
- The concert will be at Rams Head on Stage at 7pm June 28th. You must be 21 and older to attend.
But who are we kidding here? We know you love Mali Music, and have been preparing for the concert all along! For those of you who are traveling out of town for the show and haven’t found that perfect Annapolis hotel just yet, here we are!
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis has everything you could possibly need to make this trip a success. We offer complimentary hot breakfast and Whirlpool bathtubs to end the night peacefully. We’re a short distance away from the best restaurants in Annapolis, and we’re even mindful of the traveling workers who need to get that report done but also want to enjoy the concert on a Tuesday night. We have a 24-hour business center plus free wireless Internet at your disposal. We even offer same-day dry cleaning if you need to leave our hotel and go straight into the office. We have your back!
Get your ticket and your room today!
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